Re: Reduction of Coefficients Coming Out of Solve

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg48780] Re: [mg48761] Reduction of Coefficients Coming Out of Solve*From*: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>*Date*: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 04:54:46 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200406150650.CAA27200@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Here is a newbie approach for this particular example. aa = (3.4*10^62 + 4.5*10^63 x)/(6.7*10^64 + 8.9*10^63 x) Simplify[Factor[aa[[1]] ]*Factor[aa[[2]] ] ] János On Jun 15, 2004, at 2:50 AM, Scott Guthery wrote: > A rational polynomial result from Solve multiplies every coefficient by > a large factor of 10, e.g. 10^62. Neither Simplify nor FullSimpify > remove this common factor from the numerator and denominator. I can > remove it by hand but there must be a Mathematica trick that removes > it. > > What might it be? > > For example: > > (3.4*10^62 + 4.5*10^63 x)/(6.7*10^64 + 8.9*10^63 x). > > Thanks for any insight. > > Cheers, Scott > > ----------------------------------------------------- So, while openness provides a couple of security advantages in itself, the chief reason why Linux and BSD offer superior security is not so much because they're open source, but because they're not Windows. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/36029.html

**References**:**Reduction of Coefficients Coming Out of Solve***From:*"Scott Guthery" <sguthery@mobile-mind.com>